Having grown up in the area, I have recently returned to the beautiful Northern Beaches to raise my own family here, and am delighted to be working again with the team at Mona Vale Medical Practice.
Until recently I have been living and working in rural and remote locations in NSW, providing outreach general practice clinics to Bourke, Enngonia, Hillston and Tumbarumba. I found this work very rewarding, and look forward to resuming short clinic visits to the outback once my children are older.
My clinical practice has included a focus on women’s heath, Aboriginal health and infectious diseases, having worked intensively in these fields during my career, including as a microbiology registrar for some years early in my training.
In addition to my work in general practice, I also have a longstanding role as a Medical Advisor and Hearing Member with the Medical Council of NSW, the organisation responsible for the professional regulation of all medical practitioners working in NSW. I am also involved with various Human Research Ethics Committees at Sydney University.
These roles fit with my postgraduate training in applied ethics and public health (I have a Master of Public Health and a Master of Arts in Applied Ethics) and my background experience in medical administration. I previously worked for several years with the Ministry of Health, and also in the public hospital system as Deputy Director of Medical Services in the Illawarra region and Medical Superintendent of the Blue Mountains and Lithgow Hospitals.
I have always enjoyed general practice and am committed to delivering quality care to my patients with empathy and inclusion of my patients views and input into their management.